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Burj Khalifa launches stamp to celebrate sixth anniversary
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS/WAM) Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, has released its first dedicated postage stamp to mark its sixth anniversary.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 4:46:04 PM

Rohit jumps to career-best 5th spot in ODI rankings, Dhoni drops to 13th
Dubai, Jan 24 (IANS) India's Rohit Sharma jumped eight places to a career-best fifth position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) batsmen rankings, released on Sunday, having aggregated 441 runs in the just-concluded five-match series against Australia Down Under, while his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni dropped seven places to 13th spot.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 4:22:04 PM

Saudi Arabia, Britain discuss counter-terrorism
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS/WAM) Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and Vice-Chief of British Defence Staff Stuart Peach on Sunday discussed counter-terrorism efforts.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 12:34:04 PM

Eliminating nuclear weapons strategic priority: Kerry
Riyadh, Jan 24 (IANS) Eliminating nuclear weapons in the region is his country's strategic priority, the US Secretary of State John Kerry said here.

Sunday, January 24, 2016 8:50:03 AM

ICC appoints Channel 2 Group as audio rights partner
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Channel 2 Group as its global audio rights partner after it acquired exclusive rights for all ICC events from 2016 to 2023.

Friday, January 22, 2016 1:30:04 PM

Ethiopians sweep podium at Dubai Marathon
Dubai, Jan 22 (IANS) Ethiopian elite runner Tesfaye Abera won the Dubai Marathon in two hours, four minutes and 24 seconds, nine seconds ahead of compatriot Berhanu Hayle Lemi while Tirfi Tsegaye (also Ethiopia) crossed the finishing line in 2:19:41, winning the women's 42.195 km race here on Friday.

Friday, January 22, 2016 12:02:09 PM

Elite runners gear up for Dubai Marathon 2016
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) This year's edition of the annual Dubai Marathon on Friday will see a number of elite runners from Ethiopia and Kenya at the start while the entire event consisting of the marathon run, the 10 kilometre's run and the 4 kilometre fun run will gather over 30,000 professional and hobby participants at the foot of the seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 8:06:03 PM

India take on Ireland in U-19 World Cup opener
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) Three-time champions India will take on Ireland in their opening match of the Under-19 cricket World Cup, to be played in Bangladesh from January 27 to February 14.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:26:03 PM

ICC suspends Galle stadium curator in corruption case
Dubai, Jan 20 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended Galle International Stadium curator Jayananda Warnaweera for three years after he failed to cooperate with their Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) in an ongoing investigation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 4:16:03 PM

China, GCC vow to reach comprehensive FTA within 2016
Riyadh, Jan 20 (IANS) China and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) are committed to working closely to conclude a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) within 2016, the two sides announced.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:04:51 PM

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